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  • Southside

Get out and about this Easter

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 7:59am
Get out and about this Easter
Get out and about this Easter

Tommy Hickey

 

Luggwoods Easter Egg Hunt

Fairy-tale characters will guide you through an enchanted forest in this elaborate egg hunt. The Easter Bunny himself will be waiting at the Big Red Barn to ensure no one goes home empty-handed. Story-telling, games and dances make this a day out to remember for any young family. The Lugg, Saggart April 22. Two hour visit is €9 adult/ €13 children.

The Dublinia Big Dig

Viking actors explain Dublin’s (rather bleak) medieval past at the Dublinia Viking Museum. Their simulated archaeology excavation promises to be a fun packed family event. Children will get a chance to discover how archaeologists work and hopefully find some treasures of their own.

St Michaels Hill, Christ Church, from April 24 to 27. Dig times are 10.30am/ 11.30am/ 12.30pm/2.30pm/ 3.30pm. Tickets are €10 adults/ €6.50 children/toddlers ( under three) are free.

Dun Laoghaire Pier

The East and West Pier, built as presents for the visiting King George IV in 1821, are hugely popular with walkers. The vibrant Irish Sea set against the dramatic Dublin coast always makes for striking scenery. In warmer weather, few things taste sweeter than a Teddy's 99 at the end of the East Pier. The quieter West Pier is a big hit with fishing enthusiasts.

Airfield Estate

Airfield's farm, gardens, restaurant and heritage experiences provide the makings of a great day trip.

The 38-acre estate also offers three Easter camps for children. 

The Adventurers, Scientists, and Forest Camps provide unique educational and outdoors experiences.

Overend Avenue, Dundrum. Day tickets: €12 adults/ €5 children/ toddlers (under three) free.

Adult Open Art Studio

Looking for a new hobby? Visual artist Emma Finucane is helping adults to develop their artistic talent. Materials are provided in Dun Laoghaire's hi-tech library. Beginners are more than welcome.

Dlr Lexicon, Dun Laoghaire, every Friday, from 11am - 1pm.

Chester Beatty Library Museum

This National Cultural Institution holds manuscripts, rare books and other literary artefacts collected from around the world by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968). As the only Irish museum to win European Museum of the Year, this is a library worth visiting.

Rodrigo y Gabriela

This Mexican acoustic guitar duo got their break in 2005 when Dubliner Glenn Hansard invited them on his UK tour.

Since then they have headlined Glastonbury and worked with Hans Zimmer on the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack. Their unique and deep sound promises to create an intimate atmosphere.

Olympia Theatre (€34).

People's Park Market

Hosting over 50 vendors, this bustling market offers a wonderful selection of crafts and foods. The park also boasts a playground and a restaurant. The asthetic scenery and high quality cuisine makes for the perfect picnic.

Dun Laoghaire, 10am-4pm every Sunday.

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